Fred Vernon Paris, Sr., 70, of 6102 Danny Ave., Dublin died Friday afternoon Sept. 11, 2009 at his home.
He was born in Wythe County on Jan. 21, 1939 and was the son of the late Ernest Paris. He was also preceded in death by a son Michael Todd Paris. Mr. Paris worked for Aspen Motion Tech in Radford. He was a member of Dublin Presbyterian Church, a lifetime member of the Dublin Fire Dept., member of Henry Clay Masonic Lodge in Dublin, and a former Shriner.
Surviving are his wife Catherine L. Paris of Dublin; daughter and son-in-law Natasha and David Greever of Dublin; two sons and daughters-in-law Fred V. and Juliann Paris Jr. of Hillsville and Tony and Teresa Paris of Dublin; mother Mary G. Hall of Wytheville; grandchildren Laken Greever, Tanner Tanner, John Paris, Brittany Paris, Melinda Paris, Jessica Holcombe and Todd Paris; four great grandchildren; two step-grandchildren Amanda and Chris French; two step-great grandchildren; two half-sisters Brenda Rogers of Wytheville and Linda Stamper of Wytheville; many nieces and nephews; and three very special friends Roy Martin, Frankie Farley and Tom Church.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Dublin Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tagg officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visiting will be Monday evening from Stevens Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., with a Masonic service to follow at 8:30 p.m.
The family wishes that memorials be made to the Dublin Fire Department, Dublin, VA 24084.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.